Serge Ibaka

Serge Ibaka (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk’s NBA Notes: Thunder Can’t Win Without Ibaka’s Offense

Even with Serge Ibaka on the floor, the Thunder would be hard-pressed to beat a well-oiled machine like San Antonio.

05/21/2014

The United States during a break in play against France during their game at the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Hartnett: No Point In Comparing 2012 USA Basketball To ‘Dream Team’

It’s pointless to compare the 2012 Men’s Olympic basketball roster to the 1992 “Dream Team.” USA’s current roster has their own challenge in front of them.

07/29/2012

LeBron James

Believe The Hype: Heat Get It Done, Take NBA Crown With Game 5 Rout

The decision is final: LeBron James made the right call coming to Miami. Finally an NBA champion, it’s all worth it now.

WFAN–06/21/2012

Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates near 'The Finals' logo after making a three-point shot against the Miami Heat in Game Two of the 2012 NBA Finals at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 14, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: NBA Finals Far From Over

As much as the Heat have outplayed the Thunder in this series, the margin has been extremely small. A few plays here and there and the Thunder could easily be the team up 3-1. If Oklahoma City can do a few things differently, they can still win this series.

06/21/2012

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Schmeelk: Heat Defense Is The Reason They Are Up 2-1

It has been the Heat’s ability to slow down the Thunder offense that has been the difference so far in the series.

06/18/2012

LeBron James

Schmeelk: Some Thoughts As The Quest For The NBA Title Continues

With two games of the NBA Finals in the books, here are some of my thoughts on the current state of the series and beyond as this star-studded quest for the title continues on Sunday evening.

06/15/2012

Kevin Durant (credit: Noah Graham /NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Is The Thunder’s Offense Simply Unstoppable?

The old cliché reads, “Defense wins championships.” But this season, it may very well be the Thunder’s high-octane offense that gets them a title.

06/14/2012

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Schmeelk: Bad Omens For Heat In Game 1

The Heat are focused around stars, but right now two of them (Bosh and Wade) for a variety of reasons, aren’t playing like ones. Unless things change, the Thunder will be celebrating a title a lot sooner than people think.

06/13/2012

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Schmeelk: Breaking Down The Critical Matchups Of The NBA Finals

With the NBA Finals set to begin on Tuesday night, here is a closer look at the matchups that will be critical in determining the eventual champion.

06/12/2012

Kendrick Perkins of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks against Kris Humphries of the New Jersey Nets during the game on January 21, 2012 at Prudential Center.  (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Fall To Thunder, 84-74

Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Nets, 84-74 at the Prudential Center on Saturday night.

WFAN–01/21/2012

Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives between Jared Jeffries and Josh Harrellson of the New York Knicks on January 14, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Melo-Less Knicks Fall To Thunder, 104-92

The Thunder defeated the Carmelo Anthony-less Knicks 104-92. Oklahoma City led by 23 at halftime and pulled their stars in the third quarter.

WFAN–01/14/2012

Memphis Grizzlies

Late Comeback Gives Grizzlies Game 3 Win

Zach Randolph had 21 points and a franchise-record 21 rebounds, and the Grizzlies rallied from a 16-point deficit to stun the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-93 in overtime Saturday and grab a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.

WFAN–05/07/2011